Almost…one day summer top

by Red Point Tailor on July 13, 2012 · 2 comments

in 1950s,Blouses,Vintage Sewing

Sometimes it is fine to make pick up a project you know it is possible to finish in one day. You feel better, you see direct the results, you can wear it next day …

Few months ago I have bought a vintage patter – Summer Top from 1950, by EvaDress Patterns.


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I decided to make View 3 – simple top with side closing with a bow.

From a pile of fabrics I picked up a cotton bland in light blue colour – the top will suite perfect for all my blue jackets and skirts.

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I clean up my working place, set up my sewing machine – new sharp needle, thread in correct colour and started.The weather was not so summer like but working on this summer top gave me better feeling.
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While cutting off the pieces from a fabric I have noticed I missed some pieces – well, it is the risk when buying a vintage pattern. Fortunately it was easy to replicate.
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I have marked all darts and all other marks using a copy paper and were needed with tailor’s tacks.
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Then I have stitched all darts and pleats and assembly all parts together.
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After few hours – doing in between some usual home staff – I had majority of the work done. All open edges – armholes, neck and lower edge is finished with bias facing.
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But the my ‘helping hand’ appeared – my cut – and she decided to help me.
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I only managed to fixed the belt to the ends of the fronts.
Tomorrow I will have a lot of hand slip-stitching.

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I am sewing enthusiast, but I have never kept a record of my sewing thoughts and projects. I work full time and sewing is a sort of therapy for me. I love vintage – Art Deco, 30's, 50’s. I always try to give my creations a vintage twist.

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Bunny July 13, 2012 at 3:45 pm

This does look like a nice easy top to make ! It’s not too low a wrap over either which is good because sometimes they are a bit loose and make bending over embarassing! I also made an ‘easy’ top (will post about it in a short while) but it only took a couple of sewing sessions because I cheated and didn’t follow all the instructions or add all the bits!

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Beata July 14, 2012 at 6:15 am

Thanks… it is really ease. I love tops from 1950′s as they are very feminin.

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